Gators up to No. 10 in AP poll

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Florida coach Dan Mullen watches from the sidelines during the first half Saturday against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Florida moved up one spot to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press college football poll Sunday.

Meanwhile, UF defensive end Jonathan Greenard was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Gators’ 23-6 win over Missouri on Saturday.

Greenard posted a team-high six tackles, including five tackles for a loss of 23 yards, and two sacks for a loss of 12 yards in Saturday’s win over the Tigers to conclude the SEC slate. Greenard’s five tackles for loss marked the most by a Gator in a game since 2000. The Hiram, Ga. native also added one quarterback hurry in the victory, as he led a Gators’ defensive unit that held Missouri to just 256 total yards of offense. Additionally, the Gators’ defense has held opposing teams from the end zone for two consecutive games now.

Greenard is the 10th Florida player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004.

The Gators return back to action on Saturday, Nov. 30, when they host Florida State at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv
1. LSU (54) 10-0 1542 1
2. Ohio St. (5) 10-0 1478 2
3. Clemson (3) 11-0 1442 3
4. Georgia 9-1 1343 5
5. Alabama 9-1 1263 4
6. Oregon 9-1 1243 6
7. Utah 9-1 1155 8
8. Oklahoma 9-1 1144 10
9. Penn St. 9-1 1030 9
10. Florida 9-2 984 11
11. Minnesota 9-1 902 7
12. Michigan 8-2 829 14
13. Baylor 9-1 787 12
14. Wisconsin 8-2 746 15
15. Notre Dame 8-2 676 16
16. Auburn 7-3 623 13
17. Cincinnati 9-1 536 17
18. Memphis 9-1 520 18
19. Iowa 7-3 493 23
20. Boise St. 9-1 379 19
21. SMU 9-1 328 20
22. Oklahoma St. 7-3 200 25
23. Appalachian St. 9-1 154 NR
24. Texas A&M 7-3 132 NR
25. Virginia Tech 7-3 61 NR

Others receiving votes: Indiana 47, Iowa St. 31, Virginia 23, Navy 13, Air Force 12, Pittsburgh 9, San Diego St. 7, Southern Cal 6, Washington 6, Texas 4, North Dakota St. 1, Illinois 1.

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  1. So who does UF go bowling with? Virginia in the Orange Bowl or Penn State that will have the same record as Gators after they lose to Ohio State next weekend? I want to see Florida and Penn State play, should be a war. Any thoughts?

  2. we beat either one. I want a new years day bowl which the orange isnt.
    Trask proved just how great he is against Mo! They have the #4 pass rushing defense and even without a running game trask still beat them. The matchup favored them but it didnt matter! defense really stepped up, its amazing what a difference a healthy Greenard makes to the defense.

  3. Looking at all the likely scenarios in the regular season and conference championship games, a win vs. FSU to close the season will most likely land the Gators in the Orange Bowl. Their most likely opponent will be Notre Dame, which will manage to worm its way back into the CFP top ten by the end of championship Saturday.

    I would love to see that match up!!!

  4. Orange Bowl predictions: Virginia Tech vs Gators. Fresh off VT’s 45 to 0 blitz of Georgia Tech, VT is in sole 2nd place in ACC and currently ranked 25th nationally. Since Clemson is going to CFP VT is next in line. Personally, I would love to play FSU in the Orange Bowl so we can kick their ass twice this season. Just saying….. FSU (Football Sucks University) it never gets old beating them, lol.

  5. I can see Florida playing an ”Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl (see 2008), but the Sooners will have to lose the Big 12 Championship game for that to happen (I think, I cannot keep up with what conferences are playing Div. Champ. games anymore). But ESPN predicts Florida vs. Penn State in the… what for it Pat Dooley, the Citrus Bowl. All I know is that this Gator Football team played much better than many of us Gator fans thought they would way back in the summer and spring (many here predicted 8-4, and I thought 9-3). The good news for this season as it’s setting, is Trask’s play for Florida. He and the great receiving corps made the ”passing game” dominant at U.F…. again! Thank you Lord!
    The ugly for this season, it goes to the all the Q.B.s that got seriously injured this college football season. From Franks at U.K., to Tua vs Miss. State (this past Sat.). It sucks seeing any player get hurt, but these 2 great competitors got seriously injured. God speed for their recovery. Go Gators! Win 10 (reg. season)!